USS Santa Elisa (ID # 4352), 1919-1919.
Originally, and later, S.S. Santa Elisa (American Passenger Liner, 1919). Later renamed Baranof

USS Santa Elisa, a 5281 gross ton transport, was built in 1919 at Camden, New Jersey, as the civilian passenger steamship Santa Elisa. Taken over by the Navy when completed in June 1919 and placed in commission at that time, between then and mid-September she made two round-trip voyages to bring home American service personnel from France. The ship was decommissioned in October 1919 and returned to her owners, W.R. Grace and Company. She had a long subsequent commercial career, both as S.S. Santa Elisa and, from 1936, as S.S. Baranof and was not scrapped until 1955.

This page features all the views we have concerning USS Santa Elisa (ID # 4352) and the civilian passenger liner Santa Elisa and Baranof.

Photo #: NH 74065

S.S. Santa Elisa
(American Passenger Ship, 1919)

Underway during trials in 1919. She is flying the house flag of her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden, New Jersey,
This steamer served as USS Santa Elisa from June to October 1919.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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Photo #: NH 99924

USS Santa Elisa
(ID # 4352)

Photographed by La Tour, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, probably circa June-September 1919.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph

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The ship in the background of the following image MAY be S.S. Baranof:

Photo #: 80-G-79700


At Kodiak, Alaska on 4 May 1943.
The ship in the background MAY be S.S. Baranof, which was USS Santa Elisa (ID # 4352) in 1919.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collections

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Reproductions may be available at National Archives.


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To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

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